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Chrysophyta MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Chrysophyta
Tree Number(s)
B01.750.150
Unique ID
D044523
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D044523
Scope Note
A family of microscopic freshwater EUKARYOTA, commonly known as golden algae. They share many features with the BROWN ALGAE but are planktonic rather than benthic. Though most are photosynthetic, they are not considered truly autotrophic since they can become facultatively heterotrophic in the absence of adequate light. In this state they can feed on BACTERIA or DIATOMS.
Entry Term(s)
Algae, Golden-Brown
Chrysophyceae
Golden Algae
Registry Number
txid2825
Previous Indexing
Algae (1969-2003)
Public MeSH Note
2011; see ALGAE, GOLDEN-BROWN 2004-2010
History Note
2011 (2004)
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
2003/07/09
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Chrysophyta Preferred
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